SORREL DOWNER

Journalist, editor and producer covering society, business, architecture, tourism, rural regeneration, conservation. I work/have worked for The Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Financial Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Business Life, Business Insider, Reader's Digest, Icon Films and the BBC. I also provide consultancy services to international brands.

EDITING, ESL EDITING SERVICES (EN)

I provide editing services to businesses and NGOs across a wide range of sectors, helping produce clear, compelling English language copy for blogs, reports, press releases, websites, social media campaigns and books.

Services include English as a Second Language (ESL) editing.

There’s an outline below of the different levels of editing on offer along with guide rates. Rates are calculated on the basis that the copy submitted is edit-ready, finished work rather than a work in progress. 

Brand work and copywriting services

Rates

Rates apply to editing of finished copy. As a reference, a page is calculated as 250 words.

Editing for Editorial

Check for typos
Correct grammar
Correct spelling
Correct punctuation
Ensure correct use of vocabulary
Ensure logic and clarity
Rate: €30 / hour (3-5 pages an hour). Minimum: €30

ESL Editing (English as a Second Language) Editorial

Check for typos
Correct grammar
Correct spelling
Correct punctuation
Ensure correct use of vocabulary
Ensure logic and clarity
Cut out wordiness and repetition
Correct sentence structure
Check for proper use of infinitives, conjunctions and prepositions
Ensure correct use of idiomatic expressions
Turn translations into native English
Rate: €40 / hour (1-4 pages an hour). Minimum: €40

Editing for Advertising and Marketing

Check for consistency of tone
Check for consistency of style
Ensure content reflects the brand
Ensure content is right for the market
Ensure the message is loud and clear
Rate: €40 / hour (1-4 pages an hour). Minumum: €40

ESL Editing (English as a Second Language) for Advertising and Marketing

Check for typos
Correct grammar
Correct spelling
Correct punctuation
Ensure correct use of vocabulary
Ensure logic and clarity
Cut out wordiness and repetition
Correct sentence structure
Check for proper use of infinitives, conjunctions and prepositions
Ensure correct use of idiomatic expressions
Turn translations into native English
Check for consistency of tone
Check for consistency of style
Ensure content reflects the brand
Ensure content is right for the market
Ensure the message is loud and clear
Rate: €55 / hour (1-3 pages an hour). Minimum €55

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